Now that it's December in Ohio, it's getting harder to pretend that the weather doesn't suck and will continue to suck more or less relentlessly for the next four or five months. This morning it was in the upper-30s (F) with 45mph winds, taking out the power (briefly) and tossing trash can lids like frisbees.
Barbados in January sounds pretty great.
Though the headliner is clearly an R&B-pop performer, this IS an impressive international line-up:
From January 10-16, 2005, the 12th Barbados Jazz Festival will feature Alicia Keys, Kenny Garrett, Ellis Marsalis, Yellowjackets, Gato Barbieri, Keiko Matsui, Pieces of a Dream, Jason Moran, The Charles Flores Quintet, Tito De Gracia, Adrian Clarke, and more in an idyllic eastern Caribbean setting.
Concerts will be held at some of Barbados's top venues including: Sunbury Plantation House, Farley Hill National Park, the Rum Factory at Heritage Park, the Sherbourne Conference Center, The Colony Club Hotel and the Garfield Sobers Auditorium.
Monday, January 10, 8:00pm: Sunbury Plantation House
Headliners: Gato Barbieri/Adrian Clarke
Tuesday, January 11, 8:00pm: Heritage Park / The Rum Factory
Headliners: Tamara Marshall/Janelle Headley
Wednesday, January 12, 8:00pm:Sherbourne Conference Center
Headliners: Ellis Marsalis/Jason Moran
Thursday, January 13, 8:00pm: Colony Club Hotel, St. James
Friday, January 14, 8:00pm: Garfield Sobers Auditorium
Headliner: Alicia Keys
Saturday, January 15, 12:00pm: Farley Hill National Park
Headliners: Pieces of a Dream / Tito De Gracia / Charles Flores Quintet feat:
Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez & Giovanni Hidalgo
Sunday, January 16, 1:00 pm: Farley Hill National Park
Headliners: Kenny Garrett / Yellowjackets / Keiko Matsui
Barbados is popular for its natural and historic attractions, beaches, water sports, golf courses, fine dining and nightlife, and for not being cold. Check out the festival photo gallery here and picture yourself there.